Abdalhalim Abuawad

Abdalhalim Abuawad

PGSB Fellow
Palestine Polytechnic University & RWTH Aachen University

Department: Biotechnology 

Faculty: Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center

Specialization: Biotechnology

Accurate Specialization: Medical biotechnology

Palestinian supervisor: Dr. Yaqoub Ashhab 

Palestinian Supervisor affiliation:  Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center, Palestine Polytechnic University.

Degree aims:  PhD

FZJ Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Krause

Center in Juelich: Institute of Biological Information Processing, Bioelectronics (IBI-3).

Affiliated University in Germany: RWTH Aachen University

Department: Biology

Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

The mission research period: 02/2019 – 02/2022

Title of Research: Development of magnetic based biological sensors for the detection of Brucella Spp.

Research Purpose: To develop a simple, fast, and inexpensive test that can be used in the field for the detection of Brucella spp.

Main outputs/results:

  • The novel (Hebron magnetic reader) with digital demodulation has been finished and put into operation.
  • The design of DNA target and probe strands for detection of Brucella has been finished.
  • Studies on different surface chemistries for binding the DNA probes to the columns has been performed and a suitable technique has been selected.
  • The principle of detection was established.

Main Impact: The test will play a role in preventing the spread of Brucella spp through the livestock animals and thus decrease the impact on human health and avoid economic consequences.